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A wide variety of answers could be appropriate here. Student responses should clearly label andidentify each of the five steps in the perceptual process as they are manifest in their examples. Forexample, while stocking shelves in a grocery store, a clerk stops and looks around upon hearingsomeone call his name (observation,selection), but doesn't see anyone he knows (organization),concluding that the call was for someone other than him (interpretation), and thus goes back to histask of stocking shelves (response).
PTS:1DIF:EasyREF:p. 104-106OBJ:4-1NAT:AACSB Analytic | Creation of ValueMSC:Analysis2.Explain the nature of perceptual selection, and comment on how the factors that influence it may havebeen involved in affecting Patricia's fears for her job in the following scenario:
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Patricia is a 63-year-old administrative manager in the Training and Development Department of amid-sized federal agency, known for its highly political climate and unexpected employee turnover.Her supervisor of 10 years, Austin (also age 63, the previous director of Training and Development),has just accepted a transfer to become Director of Procurement for the same agency. Austin hadalways been very protective of Patricia, since she occasionally had personal conflicts with othermembers of the agency staff. For years, Patricia has experienced significant stress and anxietyrelating to her job, but felt very comfortable working with Austin. Austin' replacement was Jeff, anenthusiastic, 20-year veteran of the agency in his mid-forties, who in the past had been on oppositesides of several political battles with Austin. Jeff wanted to develop a new direction for the Trainingand Development Department in order to boost productivity and staff member satisfaction throughoutthe agency, a goal endorsed by his boss, the Agency Director.During his first few months on the job, Jeff found considerable reluctance on the part of Patricia totake on new tasks as assigned, since she was already overloaded with existing work. Budget shortfallshad left the department understaffed, and Jeff knew that he would need to add staff if the plannedrevamping of the Department was to be effective. Six months after taking over the department, hescheduled a meeting with the agency's Director of Human Resources and his boss (the AgencyDirector), along with Patricia, to outline his plans for the future and make an argument for bringingon an additional staff member to provide assistance to Patricia immediately. However, when Patriciaheard about the meeting, she refused to attend unless Austin accompanied her. She apparently fearedthat she was going to be fired. Jeff had no intention of replacing Patricia, since her knowledge ofagency processes was unavailable anywhere else, and her ability to perform her job with minimalsupervision was excellent. However, Patricia had consistently felt that Jeff was not satisfied with herwork, in spite of being told otherwise on many occasions.

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